Novelty replica, Manchester Museum of Science & Industry, 15 September 2005 1. Novelty was a competitor in the 1829 Rainhill trials organised by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. It was built by John Braithwaite and Swedish engineer and inventor John Ericsson (who went on to design the USS Monitor for the Federal side during the American civil war.) The replica was built by Locomotion Enterprises for the Rocket 1980 event. It was then sold to the Swedish National Railway Museum at Gavle. It had been brought from Sweden to Manchester especially for the museum's Riot of Steam, held to mark the 175th anniversary of the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway.